Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “In the Lion’s Den” “The House of Falconer” by Barbara Taylor Bradford, 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Wow! Barbara Taylor Bradford, the author of “In the Lion’s Den”, “The House of Falconer” Book Two, has written an intriguing, compelling, captivating, and entertaining novel. This is the second book in the series, and I really think one would benefit by reading the first, but could read this as a stand-alone. The genres for this novel are historical fiction, women’s fiction, romance, suspense and fiction. The time-line for this story is from 1889-1892. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated.
There are many characters from the first novel in this one, and there are also some new characters. James Lionel Falconer is now the right head man of Henry Malvern, who owns a shipping company. James now has a job that not only is responsible, but respectable. He certainly has worked his way up the ladder .There are certain secrets, and threats that will change James life forever.
Henry Malvern’s daughter Alexis is still depressed after a tragedy . Alexis shows no interest in running her father’s company. At times she seems mean spirited, and rude when she sees James. A close friend to Jane says something to get Jane to realize that it might be the time to move on.
I love the way that Barbara Taylor Bradford vividly tells her story though her characters, settings, and plot. I look forward to the next novel in the series. I highly recommend this entertaining and thought-provoking book.